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Announcing $750,000 in Awards for Community Impact Arts Grant Program

September 11, 2019
Department of Arts and Culture Announces $750,000 in Awards for Community Impact Arts Grant Program Grantees Include Organizations Working with System-Involved Youth, Veterans, and Programs Serving the Disability, Homeless, and Immigrant Communities
Pentimento by Erin Shie Palmer

From Words to Action Report

September 10, 2019
A report about the implementation of a new eligibility requirement for the Organizational Grant Program that requires all grantees to submit a statement, policy, or plan outlining their commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and access as part of their applications.

Department of Arts and Culture's First Announcement

July 25, 2019
Image caption: Department of Arts and Culture grantee Heidi Ducker Dance’s Duck Truck Residency Program.
Kristin Sakoda Swearing In Ceremony

Kristin Sakoda Appointed as Director of LA County Department of Arts and Culture

July 18, 2019
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has appointed and sworn in Kristin Sakoda as the first director of the newly-established Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture
New Reentry Center Integrates Art and Culture

New Reentry Center Integrates Art and Culture

June 28, 2019
On June 28, 2019, LA County opened a "first-of-its-kind Reentry Center" at 3965 South Vermont Avenue.

LA County Releases Open Source Affordable Housing Resource

April 30, 2019
LA County Releases Open Source Design Resource to Spur New Affordable Housing Free Publication on Accessory Dwelling Units to Inspire New Housing Typology in the Effort to Combat and Prevent Homelessness

Building Creative Career Pathways for Youth

April 25, 2019
Building Creative Career Pathways for Youth analyzes opportunities for youth in 70 creative occupations in the creative industries as well as programs designed to help youth access those jobs.

A Place We Call Home: East of La Cienega and South of Stocker

April 09, 2019
Some Place Chronicles is a series of five creative placemaking projects set in five unincorporated communities in the Second District of Los Angeles County. Numerous and varied engagements with the people who live and work in these communities have culminated in five unique books—each containing explorations, documentations, and pragmatic and poetic testimonies of what has been and dreams of what might be—created by five different artists/collectives. The chronicle of Ladera Heights, View Park, and Windsor Hills—A Place We Call Home: East of La Cienega and South of Stocker—is authored by Sandy Rodriguez and Isabelle Lutterodt, working together as Studio 75.

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Pentimento by Erin Shie Palmer

A report about the implementation of a new eligibility requirement for the Organizational Grant Program that requires all grantees to submit a statement, policy, or plan outlining their commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and access as part of their applications.

Building Creative Career Pathways for Youth analyzes opportunities for youth in 70 creative occupations in the creative industries as well as programs designed to help youth access those jobs. This field scan found that Arts Education programs are nearly ubiquitous in the County, although not necessarily high quality nor equitably accessible to all residents.

Image caption: Department of Arts and Culture grantee Heidi Ducker Dance’s Duck Truck Residency Program.

Department of Arts and Culture's First Announcement—

Nearly $5.5 Million in Grants For Diverse Range of Nonprofit Arts Organizations and School Districts Throughout LA County

Some Place Chronicles is a series of five creative placemaking projects set in five unincorporated communities in the Second District of Los Angeles County. Numerous and varied engagements with the people who live and work in these communities have culminated in five unique books—each containing explorations, documentations, and pragmatic and poetic testimonies of what has been and dreams of what might be—created by five different artists/collectives. The chronicle of Ladera Heights, View Park, and Windsor Hills—A Place We Call Home: East of La Cienega and South of Stocker—is authored by Sandy Rodriguez and Isabelle Lutterodt, working together as Studio 75.

The LA County Arts Commission has received a one-year grant from the Art for Justice Fund to support the launch of the Arts and Youth Development Project, which will utilize a number of collaborative, arts-based strategies to transform the LA County Juvenile Justice System and dismantle the youth-prison pipeline. With this announcement, the Arts Commission joins a national cohort of 32 fall 2018 grantees.

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